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Cerro Santa Ana

Guayaquil, Ecuador
+593 4-230-1998
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Like the ugly duckling to swan tale, this once poor area was transformed into a prime tourist attraction – a 465-foot stairway flanked by colorful houses, eateries, gift shops and galleries.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
+593 4-230-1998
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice view from the top, young couple like to hang out there. Polices in every corner. But don't except you can find a nice restaurant to eat. And only 444 steps to the top...

Thank 463bibil
Reviewed 3 days ago

Quite a beautiful, small church at the top of the hill where El Faro de Guayaquil resides. The interior has gorgeous stain glass windows and it’s a great place to stop and contemplate. The views from right outside the church are quite nice, overlooking the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Views from here are awesome; however, be mindful of what route you take (see accompanying pictures). There is a “safe” route and a “dangerous” route. The route you wish to take will be obvious to you as there will “world globe” at the entry point...More

Thank Gene H
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Cerro Santa Ana is located northeast of the city of Guayaquil, next to the traditional Barrio las Peñas. It covers an approximate area of 13.5 hectares, with a population estimated at 4,105 inhabitants. Cerro Santa Ana is one of the most important tourist attractions...More

Thank Paulette B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Cerro Santa Ana is a place located in the city of Guayaquil, at the foot of the Guayas River and next to the traditional Barrio Las Peñas, in the viewpoint of the hill, there are different special activities for tourist use. Cerro Santa Ana,...More

Thank Jazmin B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of the must-see tour of Guayaquil, by the Malecon and Las Penas -- not too much walking and very pleasant.

Thank HampsteadCarrie
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Cerro Santa Ana (hill) is where the city of Guayaquil was born in 1530 by the Spaniards and it became a major port in what is now Ecuador, It's a lovely tourist attraction with a 400 plus steps to the top of the hill where...More

1  Thank Richie S
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is a beautiful part of the old city that has been redone. There are artist shop along the way and places to stop for drinks. Getting to the top of the steps you are rewarded by a complete view of the city, both new...More

Thank worldview2016
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Cerro Santa Ana, with its warren of winding streets, including the stepped climb to the summit, has plenty of bars and cafés and it's definitely worth going all the way to the top, with the Faro and small chapel, and great views of Guayaquil, the...More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We walked up the 432 stairs to the top and enjoyed every bit of it. Look at the pictures since they speak more than 1000 words...

Thank Serge O
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Cathie O
What is the best time to visit the 444 stairs? I want to be able to go into open shops, cafés and mingle with the local people. In the month of September.
15 April 2017|
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Response from CFEIII | Reviewed this property |
things open up about 9:00 or 10:00 every morning, watch out for Sundays and Mondays though, museums are closed on Mondays, some shops follow suit. Best bet, Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 - 6:00